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May 18th, 2024 - 5:46 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Call 911, send money

A terrified Chicago victim of a home invasion called 911, but instead of sending cops, the dispatcher exhorted her to call her alderman and “request more police funding.” (Story here.) Police are stretched thin in many cities, but generally not for budget reasons. “Defunding the po[...]

May 14th, 2024 - 11:24 pm § in Misc.

Seattle police entry pay hits six figures

The Seattle City Council approved a contract with the Seattle police union on May 14, 2024, that bumps starting pay from $83,000 to $103,000, with a raise to $110,000 after six months, the Seattle Times reported (story here). Existing officers will get retroactive raises for 2021-23 as a lump sum pa[...]

May 11th, 2024 - 1:39 am § in Law and Courts

Sheriff who harassed black newspaper carrier won’t seek re-election

Ed Troyer (photo, left), the elected sheriff of Pierce County, Washington who was acquitted of misdemeanor charges stemming from his encounter with a black newspaper carrier (details here), won’t seek re-election (see story here). The case of “delivering newspapers while black” rec[...]

May 2nd, 2024 - 5:40 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Schools & Colleges

As usual, officials are lying about the protests

This time Mother Jones is calling out NYC Mayor Eric Adams (see story here). Days after city cops stormed the Columbia University campus, Hizzoner held a press conference. He used it to condemn “outside agitators,” naming a retired teacher Mother Jones says “was not on Columbia‚Äôs[...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 2:11 pm § in Law and Courts

Killer cop costs Colorado taxpayers $19 million

“The family of a Colorado man who was fatally shot last year by a deputy … after calling 911 for help when his SUV got stuck … will receive a $19 million settlement” from the state and local municipalities, NBC News reported on Tuesday, May 23, 2022 (read story here). Two dep[...]

April 23rd, 2023 - 11:17 pm § in Misc.

Kentucky sheriff hires Breonna Taylor’s killer

Myles Cosgrove, the ex-Louisville cop who fired 16 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, one of which the FBI said was the bullet that killed her, is a police officer again. The sheriff of Carroll County, Kentucky, a rural enclave of about 11,000 residents across the Ohio River from the sou[...]

April 7th, 2023 - 1:18 pm § in Law and Courts

Cops go to wrong house, kill owner at door with gun

Farmington, New Mexico, isn’t a tiny rural town. It’s a city as big as Bremerton, Washington, with a police department. On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, Farmington cops were dispatched to 5308 Valley View Avenue on a domestic call. “Domestics,” as they’re called, are well k[...]

February 9th, 2023 - 4:16 pm § in Hypocrisy, Racism, Republicans

Mississippi genocide

You may remember the white Republicans who run Mississippi stole nearly $100 million of federal TANF funds intended for the state’s poor, many of whom are black. Two million dollars was paid to retired NFL player Brett Favre as “speaking fees” for talks he never gave, which he refu[...]

February 4th, 2023 - 12:13 pm § in Law and Courts

When Seattle cops confronted a man in a meltdown, his neighbors protected him

As Seattle cops with drawn guns surrounded a man armed with a phone having a meltdown, neighbors rallied to form a human shield around him until the police gave up and left. Read story here and watch video below. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 15th, 2022 - 6:08 pm § in Law and Courts

Sheriff who harassed black newspaper carrier acquitted

Ed Troyer (photo, left), the elected sheriff of Pierce County, Washington, was acquitted of falsely reporting his encounter with a black newspaper carrier after a week-long trial that ended on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, with a jury verdict in his favor (read story here). From news stories it appe[...]